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Relief Woes Force Sub County Officials Out of Office

The mudslide victims have now pitched camp at the sub county headquarters waiting for relief. Patrick Bikala, the Chief of Bukalasi Sub County, says their operations have grounded to a halt because of the threats from the mudslide victims over relief.
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Bukalasi Sub county officials in Bududa district have fled their offices because of pressure from mudslide victims for relief items. The mudslide victims started piling pressure for the relief items on the officials on Monday afternoon.

 

It took the intervention of police to disperse the mudslide victims led by their leader only identified as Namukowa. He was picked up and released on police bond following pressure from the mudslide victims.

 

The mudslide victims have now pitched camp at the sub county headquarters waiting for relief. Patrick Bikala, the Chief of Bukalasi Sub County, says their operations have grounded to a halt because of the threats from the mudslide victims over relief.

 

Bikala says they will only return to the sub county when their security is guaranteed.

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Bikala says an elderly woman was injured seriously when National Water and Sewerage Corporation delivered relief items to the  Bududa mudslide victims.

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Bikala explains that only seven out of  76 villages  were  supposed to benefit from the relief items while in Buwali sub county only two villages are expected to benefit.

 

Some of the villages that were affected following the floods include Suume, Kiswamba, Lwanda, Namalira, Shitokho, Nyeshe, Malandu and Bunamwambwa.

 

 

 About 900 people were affected. Peter Kusolo, the LC III Chairperson Bukalasi Sub county noted that the mudslide victims were using the compensation money from state house for drinking. 

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Joseph Mukowel, one of the Bududa Mudslide victims explained that they decided to pitch camp at the sub county to guard the relief items from being diverted to none beneficiaries.

"We are ready to spend nights here because the relief items are being sold," he said.

Jane Nantondo, another mudslide victim noted that they want all the relief items distributed directly to the beneficiaries but not to be kept.

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